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Audition Notice: KINKY BOOTS!

Post Date: Sep 21, 2022

KINKY BOOTS

Audition link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfEpox-qaelda7NQa4EqUDZ2rnsocfz...

 

Director/Producer: Lauri Hudson

Auditions: October 30th and 31st-  7 pm

Callbacks: November 2nd -7 pm 

The Grand Theater is looking for non-equity actors for its upcoming production of “Kinky Boots.” (A small stipend will be paid based on opening night sales.)

Auditions will take place On Sunday, October 30th  and Monday, October 31st,  2022  at 7:00 pm at the Grand Theater, 405 S. Main Street, Williamstown, NJ 08094.

Callbacks will be by  invitation only on Thursday, November 2nd  at 7:00 pm. 

Performance Dates: January 26, 27, 28, 29, February 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10 and 11 of 2023.

Rehearsals: Sunday, Monday and Wednesday nightsThere may be daily rehearsals from January 15, 2023. There may be a few Tuesday or Thursday nights in lieu of a regularly scheduled night.

Summary:   Kinky Boots is the big-hearted musical extravaganza that won six Tonys including Best Musical, the Grammy for Best Musical Theatre album and London’s Olivier Award for Best Musical.  Kinky Boots features a joyous, Tony-winning score by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony winner, Harvey Fierstein. Billy Porter won a Best Actor Tony Award for his portrayal of Lola.

Charlie Price has reluctantly inherited his father's shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father's legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair find that they have more in common than they realized... and discover that when you change your mind, you can change your whole world.

A surefire crowd pleaser, Kinky Boots will have audiences dancing in the aisles and discovering why, sometimes, the best way to fit in... is to stand out!

Character Breakdown:

Please note that the entire cast should be comfortable with a pop/rock style of singing and British accent.

CHARLIE PRICE (Male) Late 20’s – early 30’s. Sings C3–B4. A leading man, just out of university. He is privileged, but likeable — his father owns the shoe factory. He is handsome and loveable but there is a temper right under the skin. Must have a great rock voice, ability to move and be a strong actor.

YOUNG CHARLIE (MALE) Age 8-12.  Charlie as a seven year old boy.  Lost, quiet, reflective.  Sings G4 – D5.

LOLA/SIMON (Male) 30’s–40’s. Sings C3–B4 (with one top C). 5’8” and above is preferable. An emotionally and physically challenging role that requires the body of a boxer with the soul of a Diva, a la Whitney Houston. Must have star presence and feel comfortable wearing everything from full glamour as a scene-stealing drag performer to nothing but boxing trunks. Must have a killer voice with power blues and gospel chops. Strong comedic actor. This is the Tony Award® -winning role originated by Billy Porter on Broadway, written for a non-Caucasian (generally African heritage) male. MUST BE COMFORTABLE IN DRAG AND MUST BRING HEELS TO AUDITIONS IN.

YOUNG LOLA/SIMON (Male) Age 9-12.  Lola as a 10 year old boy who already knows he’s destined to wear high heels.  Sings G3 – D5.  Must be comfortable walking in heels.

LAUREN (Female) 20’s. Sings B♭3–F♯5. Beautiful, but quirky (not glamourous like Nicola) working class girl who works in the shoe factory. Funny and smart but has had bad luck with men. Terrific comedic actress.

NICOLA (Female) 20’s. Sings B♭3–F♯5. Charlie’s girlfriend since school. Sophisticated looks. She is a social climber, driven and uncompromising. She knows what she wants and goes for it. Must have a great pop voice.

DON (Male) 30’s–40’s. Sings C3–F4 (must have a strong falsetto to D5 for the Finale). Lola’s nemesis. Burly hyper-masculine bear of a factory worker. Has a menacing physicality. Least likely to be seen on a runway in kinky boots. Strong actor required.

GEORGE (Male) 40’s–50’s. Sings C3–F4. Factory Manager, keeping up traditions. Reserved and tightly wound.

THE ANGELS (Male) 20’s–30’s. These are the six drag performers from The Blue Angel Nightclub who perform with Lola. Actors with star quality and personality. Must be versatile and terrific singers (with a contemporary pop/rock/R & B belt) and dancers (required to dance in heels). ALL ANGELS MUST BE COMFORTABLE IN DRAG AND MUST BRING HEELS TO AUDITION IN.  Three Angels sing to C♯5 and three sing to A4.

TRISH (Female) 40’s–50’s. Sings B♭3–D5 and must have strong rock/pop belt. Factory worker who has been there longer than any of the other women. A lot of life experience and a lot of responsibility–this shows in her face. Comedy chops.

PAT (Female) 30’s. Sings B♭3–F♯5 and must be strong pop/rock soprano. Officious office manager who will let loose her wild side when allowed.

MR. PRICE / ENSEMBLE (Male) 40’s–50’s. Sings B♭2–G4 and must have a good voice. Charlie’s father and owner of the shoe factory. Appears in the opening and closing sequence as well as playing a pub patron, factory worker etc for the rest of the show.

HARRY / ENSEMBLE (Male) 20’s–30’s. Sings E3–C4. A contemporary of Charlie’s, but his opposite. Harry is successful, self-aware, confident and carefree. Must have a great rock voice. Also plays a Factory Worker etc.

ENSEMBLE (MALES AND FEMALES) 20’s–50’s. The men and women of the ensemble must be excellent pop/rock singers. They will play factory workers, pub patrons etc. Factory workers should look like real, everyday people and be able to move well.

Salary

A small stipend will be paid based on opening night sales.

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How to Apply

To register for auditions please fill out our online registration form and pick the night you want to audition.  Then upload your resume and headshot.  Auditions are in person and you must prepare at least 32 bars of a song from the show or in the style of the show to show off your vocal range and belt. Be prepared to dance as well.  The link to our audition registration form is: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfEpox-qaelda7NQa4EqUDZ2rnsocfz...

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